Cherwell Council election, 2000

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The 2000 Cherwell Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Cherwell District Council in Oxfordshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[1]

The results saw the Conservatives gain 7 seats, 6 of them from the Labour party, to win a majority on the council for the first time since 1995.[2] Conservative gains came mainly in the Banbury and Bicester areas, with the biggest name Labour councillor to lose in the election being the former mayor, John Hanna.[3] One of the Conservative winners in the election was Mary Young, who won in South East Kidlington ward to become a councillor for the first time at the age of 81.[4] Turnout in the election varied from a high of 53% in Ruscote to a low of 11% in Neithrop.[3]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Cherwell Local Election Result 2000[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 15 7 0 +7 83.3 51.5 9,848
  Labour 2 0 6 -6 11.1 29.2 5,587
  Liberal Democrat 1 1 2 -1 5.6 19.3 3,702

Ward results[edit]

Adderbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Harper 590 73.9
Liberal Democrat David Puckering 208 26.1
Majority 382 47.8
Turnout 798 38.1
Conservative hold Swing
Ambrosden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Markham 331 63.4
Liberal Democrat Claire Brown 191 36.6
Majority 140 26.8
Turnout 522 19.4
Conservative hold Swing
Ardley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Catharine Fulljames 454 80.5
Liberal Democrat Ralph Rookwood 110 19.5
Majority 354 61.0
Turnout 564 21.6
Conservative hold Swing
Bicester East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rose Stratford 1,073 50.8
Labour John Hanna 667 31.6
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Yardley 374 17.7
Majority 406 19.2
Turnout 2,114 27.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bicester South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana Edwards 483 61.4
Labour Di Pettifer 304 38.6
Majority 179 22.8
Turnout 787 24.7
Bicester West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Bolster 1,130 47.4
Labour Les Sibley 937 39.3
Liberal Democrat Kay Brown 315 13.2
Majority 193 8.1
Turnout 2,382 30.9
Bodicote[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ann Graham 534 65.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Davis 277 34.2
Majority 257 31.6
Turnout 811 47.9
Conservative hold Swing
Calthorpe[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Macleod 853 60.5
Labour Roy Mold 379 26.9
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Fisher 179 12.7
Majority 474 33.6
Turnout 1,411 20.2
Easington[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilary Smith 952 59.2
Liberal Democrat Daphne Nash 423 26.3
Labour Andrew Beere 232 14.4
Majority 529 32.9
Turnout 1,607 31.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Gosford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maurice Billington 230 46.6
Liberal Democrat Anne Parsley 218 44.1
Labour Joyce Ruiz 46 9.3
Majority 12 2.5
Turnout 494 47.7
Conservative hold Swing
Grimsbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Mold 644 53.1
Conservative Thomas Greeves 568 46.9
Majority 76 6.2
Turnout 1,212 18.4
Labour hold Swing
Hardwick[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elsie Milne 617 61.5
Labour Balbiz Dhesi 387 38.5
Majority 230 23.0
Turnout 1,004 19.1
Conservative hold Swing
Hornton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lorna Mansell 231 54.9
Labour Elizabeth Gatliff 135 32.1
Liberal Democrat Mervyn Probert 55 13.1
Majority 96 22.8
Turnout 421 40.7
Conservative hold Swing
Kidlington North West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christopher Pack 852 60.2
Labour Andrew Hornsby-Smith 564 39.8
Majority 288 20.4
Turnout 1,416 31.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Kidlington South East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Young 533 42.8
Labour Anthony Chinn 435 34.9
Liberal Democrat Devena Rae 277 22.2
Majority 98 7.9
Turnout 1,245 28.2
Launton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Evans 474 80.7
Liberal Democrat Derek Turner 113 19.3
Majority 361 61.4
Turnout 587 34.9
Conservative hold Swing
Neithrop[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Doy 470 58.1
Conservative Christopher Mills 339 41.9
Majority 131 16.2
Turnout 809 11.5
Labour hold Swing
Ruscote[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Strangwood 456 47.8
Labour Wendy Humphries 387 40.6
Liberal Democrat Anthony Burns 110 11.5
Majority 69 7.2
Turnout 953 53.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cherwell". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  2. ^ Watt, Nicholas (2000-05-05). "Tories back on the map after heartland wins". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Elections 2000: Cherwell". Oxford Mail. 2000-05-05. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. ^ "New councillor is 81 years young". Oxford Mail. 2000-05-09. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Election results: local councils". The Times. 2000-05-05. p. 4. 
  6. ^ "Council election results (A - N)". London: guardian.co.uk. 2000-05-05. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 


Preceded by
Cherwell Council election, 1999
Cherwell local elections Succeeded by
Cherwell Council election, 2002